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"Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2020, 01:43:48 pm »
Looks nice.  When you are done, want to run over to my house?

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #62 on: October 12, 2020, 03:18:54 pm »
Looks nice.  When you are done, want to run over to my house?

Lol - It would have been done a month ago but for the seats that were ordered in June. BTW I'm also in Virginia (Winchester).

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #63 on: October 12, 2020, 05:09:49 pm »
Emcee--Thank you for providing such welcome info for the rest of us!  (Thank you also to Peace be the Journey!). I have had a mystery leak for YEARS in the cab on the driver's side.  It causes the carpet under the brake pedal area to become wet, but even when raining heavily, it's nigh unto impossible to see where the drips are coming from.  No one has been able to find the source and, like you, I ripped out the carpet so that at least it could air out when it rained.  You mentioned a problem with a leaky grommet under the engine cowl.  I am mechanically inept and need a bit more explanation of what/where that would be.  Where do I look?  I am hoping this solves my long-running, frustrating mystery.
Thank you!
Carol
« Last Edit: October 12, 2020, 05:13:10 pm by Carol »

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #64 on: October 12, 2020, 10:48:07 pm »
Carol, miy PC had a leak on the cab floor drivers side. PC ran wires through the firewall (that's behind the brake pedal) and did not caulk where the wires came threw. My Ford dealer found the problem.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #65 on: October 13, 2020, 05:30:33 am »
Thanks, RVrunner.  That makes a lot of sense.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2020, 06:15:58 am »
Lol - It would have been done a month ago but for the seats that were ordered in June. BTW I'm also in Virginia (Winchester).
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Nice, We are in Washington (Rappahannock) so it won't take you long to get here.  Ha.  I start reassembly tonight.  Need to fabricate some generator hangers, it was supported by wood before, I like metal.  The Factory found some matching laminate and that should be on the way.  Wont be a bad job, and will be literally better than new.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2020, 08:16:58 am »
Emcee--Thank you for providing such welcome info for the rest of us!  (Thank you also to Peace be the Journey!). I have had a mystery leak for YEARS in the cab on the driver's side.  It causes the carpet under the brake pedal area to become wet, but even when raining heavily, it's nigh unto impossible to see where the drips are coming from.  No one has been able to find the source and, like you, I ripped out the carpet so that at least it could air out when it rained.  You mentioned a problem with a leaky grommet under the engine cowl.  I am mechanically inept and need a bit more explanation of what/where that would be.  Where do I look?  I am hoping this solves my long-running, frustrating mystery.
Thank you!
Carol

If you remove the driver side wiper cowl panel (see photo), and look through the hole (~4") in the stamped metal underneath (near the fender), you will see the oval grommet (~2,5" x 1.5") in the firewall that the windshield wiper motor wires pass through.

The grommet is pretty flimsy and a lot of water runs around it as it's draining off the windshield. I'm guessing that if it ever really stopped 100% of that water then it was only until about 5 minutes after the Ford warranty expired.

It's awkward to get to but what I did was put lots of dicor lap sealant all around it.

A hose test before and after proved that this was definitely the source of the leak and that the dicor stopped it.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2020, 10:46:12 am by emcee »

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2020, 05:45:11 pm »
Thank you so much for those details, Emcee.  I took a picture of your description for the next time I have an RV repair person around to help me with this.  It all makes a lot of sense, though, as you describe it.  Including the fact that the leak is worse when the RV's rear is lower than the front, and not so bad at all (or non-existent) when the RV is tilted more to the front.  Something that took a loooooong time to notice.  Will keep y'all posted on my findings/results, but it will be a little while before I have the help needed to pursue this solution.  Thanks again!

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2020, 10:37:09 am »
I posted pics above to show where the water was running into the coach under the slide.  These photos show what I did to stop those leaks.  We had two good all day rains since and no leaks.

This shows enhancements to keep water that runs down the slide wall from getting under the slide.  I did this to the fronts and backs of both slides.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2020, 10:39:46 am »
And this shows the work under the slide to close off the "pipe" where water ran from the outside to the inside.

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Re: "Peace be the Journey" damage pictures and repair thread.
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2020, 08:59:17 pm »
Will, Our PC has no slide out, but if we did, I would be following your lead because it makes a lot of sense.

I am surely a dummy when it comes to slide outs, but it appears your 2016 model has the previous generation slide out.  I imagine your fix would benefit either type.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 09:01:41 pm by Ron Dittmer »
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